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Fares Alaboud

Director of Product


Fares K. Alaboud currently leads the product division at travel-tech startup Gathern, the largest platform for peer-to-peer rentals in the Middle East, and currently the largest accommodation marketplace in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with almost 40,000 holiday homes of all shapes and styles to choose from.

A serial entrepreneur and published researcher, Fares has founded or joined early growth stage technology startups that focus on automotives, telecommunication, travel, health, and real estate. He started his career as a software engineer and product manager and has managed technical teams of various sizes over the years to deliver software products in a range of industries. Fares holds a Ph.D in artificial intelligence and has consulted for private and government entities in Europe and the Middle East on AI products.

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